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The REVO 'Saferlite'

Luminaire Reference: 14_1947

Early industrial lighting from 'REVO' the British lighting manufacturing powerhouse of the 1920s to 1960s. The REVO 'Saferlite' was first introduced in 1938 and we anticipate that these ones date from around 1950. Vitreous enamelled reflector complete with original manufacturers plaque, embossed logo and lacquered steel gallery. Slight surface wear to the enamel adds character and emphasises the age and heritage of the items.

Supplied with new screw (E27) lamp holders, 2mtrs of industrial steel suspension chain, elephant grey braided cable and ceiling mounting plate.

As with all our products, should you require a different colour cable just let us know.

The extract shown is from our own internal manufacturers archive and taken from the 'REVO industrial lighting equipment' catalogue Dated 1938.

 

REVO Company Background.

REVO was probably founded around 1910, although it’s origins are slightly unclear, it is thought that it probably started off as a company named ‘Cable and Accessory’ founded by Frederick Reeves who went on to forge a partnership with Septimus Vaughan founder of VONO beds hence the name REVO was given to emphasis the link. Although both were under the holding company Duport.

It was not until the 1930’s that REVO became a household name, when electric street lighting was widely introduced and REVO lights, along with their competitors, were suspended around the UK, illuminating streets railways and factories. By the 1950’s and 60’s REVO was one of the main suppliers of street lighting around the UK.  Many of their lights are still actually in use today, this was in the days before planned obsolescence!

REVO engineers were famed for their creativity, often developing styles of lighting individual to the towns they were designed for. This means that whilst there are a wealth of classic REVO styles, from prismatics and enamels to machinist lights and bulkheads there are also some incredible individual rarities to be found.

History with kind permission from street lighting expert Simon Cornwell.

Dimensions

Diameter:
Height:

360 mm
360 mm

Length:
Width:

n/a mm
n/a mm

Weight:

2.8 kg

Colour:

Green (White Internal)

Product Sold.

Notes: Can be converted to accept screw E26 lamp holders (for use in USA) if required. Please state at point of order.


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All dimensions and weights are approximate.
This Product is not IP Rated. For internal use only.
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